Taiwan empathetic to migrants, refugees due to its history: Tsai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018/01/12
By: Yeh Su-ping and William Yen

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has said in a letter to Pope

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文)/CNA file photo

Francis that the people of Taiwan are empathetic to migrants and refugees because of Taiwan’s history and its continuing status as an immigrant society.

The letter, which was released by the Presidential Office on Friday, was in recognition of the pope’s support of migrants and refugees in his message for the 2018 World Day of Peace titled “Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in Search of Peace.”

The pope’s message, which was first released on Nov. 24, 2017 and delivered on Jan. 1, 2018, urged countries to view global migration “with confidence as an opportunity to build peace” instead of seeing it as a threat.    [FULL  STORY]

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